NYMBUS Helps Drive PNB’s New Digital Only Bank

Pacific National Bank (PNB), with nearly $500 million in assets, has selected technology solutions provider NYMBUS to support the infrastructure and operations of its new digital-only bank. PNB will leverage NYMBUS’ SmartLaunch solution to bring a seamless online and mobile banking experience to Florida’s Millennial professionals.

PNB CEO Carlos Fernandez-Guzman underscored that the process of deploying the new bank will be as smooth and effortless as the user experience PNB hopes to provide. “In less than 90 days, and without disruption or cost to our existing bank infrastructure, SmartLaunch will provide all the necessary technology, resources, and digital marketing support to ensure our digital bank gets maximum exposure to reach and acquire a new audience of tech-savvy young professionals,” Fernandez-Guzman explained. Pacific National Bank was established in 1985 and is the 19th largest bank headquartered in Miami-Dade County, Florida based on assets.

SmartLaunch enables FIs to offer a customized digital-only banking experience without the need to add human resources or undergo a major conversion process. The Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution is built on NYMBUS’ digital-first SmartCore platform to eliminate the need for the bank to pursue a technology overhaul. Everything from the customer-facing call center and back office operations to digital marketing is provided by the platform.

NYMBUS President David Mitchell said the technology helps “level the playing field,” making it easier for smaller banks and credit unions to compete with the offerings of their larger rivals. Solutions like SmartLaunch, Mitchell said, will enable PNB to “focus on (its) core business while NYMBUS handles the entire back-office, operations and world-class digital marketing support to get its new digital-only bank up and running quickly.”

NYMBUS demonstrated its technology at FinovateSpring 2016. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida, the company announced last month that it will partner with MOXY, the first new financial institution in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area in more than 10 years.

Inspire Federal Credit Union went live with NYMBUS’ SmartCore platform in March and, last fall, TransPecos Banks picked the company to launch its new digital bank brand, BankMD.com. With more than $33 million in funding, the company includes Home Credit Group and Vensure Enterprises among its investors.

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Inspire FCU to Deploy Core Banking Solutions from NYMBUS

Inspire FCU, a 15,000-member financial institution founded in 1936 that serves the community of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is making the move to NYMBUS.

“In order to deliver the enhanced experience and competitive, digital financial products our members ask for, it was clear our legacy core was setting us up to fail,” President and CEO of Inspire FCU Jim Merrill said. He faulted the inflexibility of their legacy system, praising NYMBUS’s advanced core, digital, and payment solutions as an ideal replacement. And not just of the credit union’s legacy system, either.

“Inspire will eliminate 15 technology vendors after we convert to NYMBUS,” Merrill said, referring to the large number of different vendors the credit union had been relying on, which complicated workflows and detracted from the Inspire’s member experience. “And, we will deliver a much more intuitive user experience to better compete with larger financial institutions and new fintech companies that have entered the market.”

Inspire will take advantage of NYMBUS’ full suite of advanced banking solutions including SmartCore, NYMBUS’ turnkey core banking platform; SmartDigital; NYMBUS’ internet and mobile banking suite; and SmartPayments, which will manage the authorizations and transactions for Inspire’s debit card program while providing real-time fraud protection.

“Today’s financial institutions risk extinction if they don’t adapt to the disruption of digital innovation,” David Mitchell, President of NYMBUS said. “Inspire has recognized the scale of this disruption and embraced a digital-first view of banking.”

Based in Miami Beach, Florida, NYMBUS demonstrated its core banking technology at FinovateSpring 2016. Last month, NYMBUS completed a four-month conversion process for Surety Bank ($111 million in assets). In April, the core banking technology innovator unveiled its SmartLaunch solution that makes it easier for banks to build turnkey digital banking solutions in 90 days.

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SmartLaunch from NYMBUS Digitizes Your Bank in Under 90 Days

Core banking innovator NYMBUS has always helped banks chase their digital dreams. Starting today, the Florida-based company is continuing that mission, but making it even faster with SmartLaunch.

Built on NYMBUS’ SmartCore platform, SmartLaunch allows banks to set up a turnkey digital banking solution in as few as 90 days. The new offering grants banks access to technical resources, targeted digital marketing, website services, AML/BSA compliance, debit card issuance and management, and workflow management.

“The race is on to capture today’s digital banking customers, but legacy technology, operational risk, and a lack of resources and expertise make it difficult for financial institutions to deliver the exceptional Amazon-like experience consumers have come to expect,” said NYMBUS President David Mitchell. “SmartLaunch accelerates the goal by removing those barriers, while also leveraging a largely untapped brand approach for engaging loyal new customers and revenue opportunities.”

Banks can choose to launch the digital banking capabilities under their own brand or create a standalone, digital-only brand that targets a specific customer segment. In creating digital services, SmartLaunch helps banks expand consumer reach and increase cross-selling opportunities. “Digital banks are a profitable strategy, but NYMBUS recognized that a new model was needed to eliminate operational risk while also attracting more of today’s digital-savvy consumers,” Mitchell said. He described SmartLaunch as a “sign and recline” alternative to a core conversion that doesn’t require hiring additional staff.

NYMBUS offers four products in addition to SmartLaunch, including SmartCore, a digital-first core data processing platform; SmartDigital, a core agnostic digital integration platform launched last fall; SmartPayments, an integrated real-time payments suite, and SmartServices, a service that allows banks to tap into the knowledge of the NYMBUS team. Since it was founded in 2015, the company has made three acquisitions, including R.C. Olmstead, KMR, and Sharp BancSystems. Most recently, NYMBUS completed its SOC 2 Type 1 Certification, an audit of the company’s security protocol. NYMBUS has raised $28 million.

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